5 76ers Leaving Philadelphia in the New Year

Despite the 76ers' strong start to the 2023-24 NBA season, don't count on these five players to remain on the roster throughout the New Year.

Nicolas Batum is one of five 76ers who are likely leaving Philadelphia in 2024.
Nicolas Batum is one of five 76ers who are likely leaving Philadelphia in 2024. / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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5. Jaden Springer

It's safe to say that Jaden Springer hasn't lived up to expectations since being drafted 28th overall by the 76ers in 2021.

The 2023 NBA G League Finals MVP, Springer is, once again, in the middle of a disappointing campaign. Despite his playing time nearly doubling from last season, the 21-year-old is barely averaging more than three points per game. While some might blame a lack of playing time, the fewer than 13 points per 36 minutes he's averaging is four fewer than last season.

It also doesn't help that he's shooting worse than 40% and 30% from the field and three-point line, respectively.

While the 76ers likely just aren't a good fit for him, that doesn't mean they must wait for his contract to expire. Springer doesn't turn 22 until September and likely still has some value due to his being a former first-round pick, meaning there could be a team out there — either that needs a guard or believes in his potential — who'd be willing to take a swing on him.

Unless Springer quickly turns things around and finds a way to become an everyday player, his days as a 76er are likely numbered sooner rather than later.